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. you've shown that the strength of civil rights underpins strong national security. this balance has been the essence of leon panetta's career. as strong as leon panetta is on security, he's always been just as strong on civil rights and equality. as the director of the u.s. office for civil rights, one of his first jobs in government, he pushed for equal education across the south. as a leading member of congress, chairman of the budget committee, and a white house chief of staff, he worked to advance civil rights everywhere. and as secretary of defense, he oversaw the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," and opened combat positions for women. the balance between security and civil rights sends an important message to the world. and leon panetta has lived that message. at the department of defense, we work to preserve america's individual liberties as well as defend our national freedom. when the supreme court issued its decision on the defense of marriage act this summer, the department of defense immediately began working on providing the same benefits to all eligible spouses, regar
. ultimately the reason i headed up to the u.s. office for civil rights, it was tough disaggregating schools in the south was not easy. the people in the office for civil rights were dedicated dedicated to a comp showing the task of giving kids an equal education. -- dedicated to accomplishing the task of giving kids an equal education. they said they were going to back off of strong civil rights enforcement. i had to make a decision. do i uphold the law or back off of my principal? ini fight for what i believe or do i sacrifice my job? i lost my job. but i have never regretted the decision is standing for what you believe in. [applause] i went back to monterey and public service was still in my veins so i ran for congress and served a terms of the congress. eight terms. it was a different congress. el.er tip o'neill, bob michae we just honored tom foley the other day, speaker and a majority leader. republicans and democrats work together. toy work together to try solve the problems facing this country. yes, they had their differences. yes, they had their politics. when it came to issues aff
.r.a., but also her opinions about civil rights for black people. usedusband had often derogatory terms, but he was also the one who really set the course for the modern civil rights movement in 1948. >> thank you. that is a lot to work with here. feminism?her views of >> she certainly would not have sheed herself a feminist. did believe her marriage was a partnership. she once famously said a politician, his life's job was be quiet, and make sure her hat was straight. >> here is the question -- say she did what she wanted -- it was a partnership. >> this is part of what marriage is all about. ms. truman grew up. she was in a time of very strong feminism. she was obviously in there. there are different layers to feminism. >> absolutely. her friends was a well-known journalist who went on all sorts of adventures and bass cheered her on. otherdifferent from people's notions of feminism. >> do you know how she got the boss?" "the >> harry started calling her that. she did not mind the nickname until harry introduced her as the boss ann-margret as the boss's boss. the reason that irritated best so
in the feminist movement. i'm also wondering about her opinions about civil rights for black people. derogatory terms, but he was also the one who set the course of the modern civil rights movement. >> that is a lot to work with their. how about -- there. how about the view of feminism? >> she did believe her marriage was a partnership. politician wife's job was to sit there, be quiet, and make sure her hat was on straight. but she would have been mad if he did not consult her on any important decision. >> why did harry call her the boss? it seemed like he did what he wanted. it also seemed like she did not like being first lady. >> i would not say that harry did what he wanted. ofi don't think we think partnerships or marriages as anything new at the time. this was part of what marriage was all about. 1903, andn grew up in she was in a time of strong feminism. there himsly was in and there are different layers of feminism. >> there was a well-known female journalist who went on all sorts of adventures, and bess cheered her on. she was very supportive of margaret having a career. >> what about
to reveal the extent of the problems room. the office of civil rights in the city of seattle wash it has told city employees that certain terms may not be used in official e mails and discussion scoring that goal fox news. these terms of the brown bag and citizen ninety percent of americans of the cube expression brown bag think of taking a nice healthy lunch we had on a brown paper bag to work with themselves. let the court considered the land these words are an obvious reminder of the days when a person's skin color was compared to a brown paper bag to determine race off anymore even remotely two listed races and needs to be banned between the giver of the warm blanket because the keys of native americans deceased or blankets to kill them on in the block to live with beans lead actor in that work to remember the separate drinking fountains segregated buses based on race in america. yeah so we can see those words anymore either or we might just possibly remember something at which could lead to the ultimate horror of the modern western world and pleasant thoughts we see a lot of western
reenforcements have been brought in the area but they are weak militarily and a nationwide civil war right now is unlikely. but even a localized guerilla-style insurgency could be a headache for the government scaring away investors and costing the count billions in lost revenue. >> reporter: the united nation security council will hold emergency talks on monday after fighting and congo killed a u.n. peace keeper and have taken over towns in the providence from m 23 fighters and the m 23 threatened to pull out of peace talks in uganda. they have been killed in kashmir that decides india and pakistan and both sides accused each other of unprovoked firing along the border. sand is fast becoming a precious commodity in southern india, so precious people are now mining, it illegally and estimated the state uses 18 million tons of sand a day in it's construction boom and we report with the underground industry is harming local communities. >> reporter: he remembers the days when these waves broke way out in the distance. today during high tide or the annual monsoon he says the sea reaches the fron
on the feminist movement whether she would have been for that era but also a bes opinion of civil-rights for black people. her husband also often used derogatory terms but he set the course for the modern civil-rights movement in 1948. >> host: thank you. a lot to work wes. what about her views of feminism? >> she would not have called herself a feminist but she did believe her marriage was a partnership. she did once famously say all weiss job was to sit there and be quiet to make sure her hat was on straight but she would give him the dickens if he did not consult her on any major decision mike nato. >> host: question why did he call bes the boss? it seems like he did what he wanted and he did not --. >> i would not say he did what he wanted it was a partnership. >> that is instead is anything new that goes back for ever and ever. this is part of a marriage is all about. the mystery man grew up her father died and she was 18 in a very strong period the suffragettes period started then those different layers. >> one of her best friends was a well-known female journalist and best cheered her on ev
anything about it? well, not really. it's important for congress in a civil rights committee room to think about whether laws are distrim gnatry. >> these mothers say they'll push to make their voices heard, with hopes to bring changes to the stand-your-ground law. >>> tonight i had a chance to speak with a lawyer for trayvon martin's mother and i asked personally ben cump if the stand-your-ground has to do with race? >> certainly there are racial undertones unfortunately, because the law is to arbitrarily been applied, as well as ambiguous that the police officers, the state attorneys, nobody really have the same understanding of this law. and one country -- county ply this one and another another way. in the wendy davis and trayvon martin case, if the shoe was on the other foot they would not griften the benefit of the stand-your-ground. >> what do you think of the way some legislators handled this in other states. >> i think everyone followed florida, since they were the first state to pass it in 2006. it's been one of those things that we have seen a proliferation of people trying to
to withdraw several provisions in its controversial immigration law from 2011. in a settlement was civil rights groups, alabama pledged to strike down measures in hb 56, including preventing courts from enforcing contracts involving undocumented immigrants and allowing public schools to determine the immigration status of enrolled students. a federal appeals court initially blocked enforcement of parts of the law, but not before thousands of latinos fled the state. in a statement, the southern poverty law center called the settlement is significant victory. york attorney general eric schneiderman has launched a probe of the retailers macy's and barneys following complaints from black customers of racial profiling. the storesr said employees alerted the police based on the racially biased suspicion they could not afford their expensive purchases. ews conference with the national action network in harlem, barneys ceo mark we deny the allegations. >> are pulmonary investigation has concluded that in both of these instances, no one from barneys new york raised any these purchases. no one fro
and in the context of civil rights. simply put, what is the foreign policy president lincoln had? >> we think of the civil war as a domestic conflict but it was also a global conflict and lincoln had to deal with a series of crises over the course of his presidency from france, from britain, from spain, even russian ships showed up off the atlantic coast in the middle of the war. any one of these crises could have changed the course of the war if handled badly, could have changed the course of american history i don't think it's too much to say. >> sreenivasan: so it's one success that he kept europe out of our own fight. how do we know he was thinking about slavefully a global context? >> well, lincoln viewed the emancipation proclamation partly as an effort to speak across the atlantic ocean to ordinary europeans. one thing that's interesting to me is that the 19th century, the mid-19th century-- like our own age-- was also an information age. the telegraph, the steamship, exploding number of newspapers were shrinking the world. lincoln realized this and decided "i have the capability now t
converge on the nation's capital to rally for civil rights. >> if we all participate and we all show strength in numbers, things will change for us. >> we were here to march for our rights. >> i felt i had to do it, and i did it. >> there's a cause here, and we are -- we are on the precipice of change here. we're going to do something. ♪ [ singing ] ♪ ♪ >> we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. >> the idea for march on washington, this particular march, comes from the 1941 march on washington that a. philip resolve wanted to do. >> the old man was hardcore. he had been hard core in the '40s, he wags still hard core. he belved there was no substitute for direct action. >> he had come to work with bared rusten jorge's known as one of the best organizers from the 1930s to the 1960s. about the same time, martin luther king, who is pretty much pressure off of birmingham, he's doing a national tour, trying to raise
justice for their son. do you intend to pursue a civil rights case in kendrick johnson's case regardless of the outcome of the federal investigation? >> we certainly plan to explore all possible legal remedies to hold those individuals accountable who killed kendrick johnson and those who covered up for those individuals, because make no mistake about it, his parents never accepted this explanation that he climbed into a wrestling mat, got stuck and died. it flew in the face of all common sense, logic and the laws of physics. what's more likely to have happened, he was murdered and there's been some conspiracy to cover up the truth here. this is a murder mystery and we will get to the bottom of it. >> kenneth, tell us what the past ten months have been like for you and your family as you've dealt with the grieving process and also tried to pursue justice. >> well, it's been hard for the last ten months. you know, me and my wife haven't worked since january, since this happened to kendrick. we've just been trying to move forward. we've been on the corner protesting for six days a week, fo
militarily and a civil war right now is unlikely. a localized guerila could cost revenue. >> reporter: early results and only early ones in georgia's presidential election show that he has taken 62% of the vote and enough to avoid a runoff in this former soviet republic and we report. >> reporter: celebrations to mark the end of an era and the beginning of a new style of government in georgia. and he will take the presidency with some two thirds of the total vote and he had one man to thank, the prime minister. . >> translator: i'd like to thank a person who is very important to me, who is and always will be a very serious authority, my friend. >> reporter: and the new president will remain head of state, constitutional changes mean real power is about to transfer to vili and the prime minister has conversely pledged to step down and he claims to have restored georgia democracy and believes the nation should be grateful. >> translator: a second round would have shown that georgians do not have a sense of gratitude and didn't want it and we would have won anyway and victory would have com
after their first u.s. tour. president johnson had recently signed the civil rights act and was on his way to a landslide victory against barry goldwater that november. 35-year-old tom foley was having lunch at the spokane club in downtown. a gifted lawyer from a prominent local family and a trusted aide, he mentioned to the guys that he was thinking seriously about running for congress, not this time, but the next time around. at which point to one of his lunch companions bluntly dismissed the idea out of hand. he said, you would never do it. you are like all young people. you think the party is going to come to you with a tiffany trade and an engraved card and say, please. we humbly beg you. run for congress. that is not the way it happens. people get to congress by wanting to run. you have excuses this year and you have excuses next year. and the year after that. tom did not like this piece of armchair psychology one bit and he was determined to prove them wrong so he got up from the table and walked across the hall, stuffed himself into a phone booth and called western union. withi
of the civil rights movement at booktv.org/bookclub. [inaudible conversations] >> well, today the mortgage bankers association's holding its 100th annual convention looking at the future of the housing finance market. we'll have live coverage of that shortly, gets under way in about ten minutes. right now, though, remarks from secretary of state john kerry from last week. >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the center for american progress' president, neera tanden. >> thank you. thank you very much. [applause] we've had a great afternoon. it is my great, great honor to introduce secretary kerry, who i have to say just came from the plane, literally just drove over from the plane because he's been in europe. obviously, handling the country's greatest national security challenges. and he has done an amazing job in the nine months he's been in office. so we are thrilled to have him. he has to -- he's rushing off after here to go to a meeting at the white house, so we are really thrilled that he was able to be here with us. he has been working with the center for american progress on a who
before, neither side in this awful, grinding civil war is able to do a knockout punch right now. one problem that is hampering the opposition is the bitter division among the armed groups. even in the last month, al qaeda groups, especially a group called the islamic state, actually started fighting with the people that we support that were fighting the regime. those people have been fighting a two-front war, which has been seriously hampering their efforts. >> you know these folks. some of us have become familiar with these folks in refugee camps after multiple trips. we had a strategy that we were building in early september. administration has been incredibly slow, and obviously, this covert policy that everybody in the world knows about, where we will train folks covertly so we do not have to talk about it in committee settings like this, but basically, we have trained about 1000 folks. our intelligence folks can train 50-100 per month. we had a minor strategy, but basically, do we really have a strategy at all relative to the opposition? and building their strength against al q
and security concerns, a second group going to focus right in on civil liberties, privacy and civil liberties oversight board to give some of the oversight many of the critics in the surveillance was saying they were lacking. every day there's another revelation about spying including some of our closest allies. the newest edward snowden documents reveal more spying on america's closest allies. in spain, reports the nsa listened in on 60 million phone calls in a single month and in germany the newspaper reports president obama was briefed by nsa chief keith alexander about spying on angela merkel's calls back in 2010, contradicting white house assurances the president was not aware of the extent of the surveillance. the nsa quickly denied the report telling cnn "general alexander did not discuss with president obama in 2010 an alleged foreign intelligence operation involving german chancellor merkel nor has he ever discussed alleged operations involving chancellor merkel." a clear step beyond the white house's willingness up to now to deny president and future monit monitoring. >> i can tell
. and then the revolutionary guard intervened in what you call "a civil war" and he turned the tide. and he continues to maintain his position of power and slaughtering innocent civilians. and you are relying on the geneva conference, right? >> senator, i would agree with much of what you said in terms of the balance shifting against him and the intervention of hezbollah helping the regime. more and more, the regime is dependent on foreign manpower because of the manpower shortage, as i mentioned. but our goal ultimately is to get teary and communities who are afraid of each other to somehow come to a political agreement. i cannot emphasize that enough. until the community that is backing assad feels they will not be slaughtered, they will keep fighting. that is why i talked about the need, while we support the moderates and the opposition, and also to put forward political proposals. now is the time. >> again, realities of warfare are that someone believes they can stay in power, which obviously assad can, and they are not ready to negotiate their departure. that is a fundamental principle. for you
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